General Chat Thread, BT & RapidShare in General; Rapidshare is now being actively blocked by BT.
I can access their servers through a proxy but not directly. Bit ...
20th June 2009, 08:16 AM #1
BT & RapidShare
Rapidshare is now being actively blocked by BT.
I can access their servers through a proxy but not directly. Bit of a pain really, but welcome to the land of tomorrow. I guess thats the price you pay when the world and his wife use a service for things that might be against a services terms and conditions.
https access also works, and the service has come alive again.
Last edited by ICT_GUY; 20th June 2009 at 08:30 AM.
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20th June 2009, 03:37 PM #2
Try a TRACERT to rapidshare to see where your packets go!
I am with Demon, and all attempts to get to RapidShare end up getting routed via IWF servers (and terminate there!!!). They used to just contaminate DNS, but now even numerical IPs get snatched
So, because somebody has reported possible KP at RapidShare, every single access gets snooped (and often blocked) by an unelected and unaccountable bunch of do-gooders
20th June 2009, 04:11 PM #3
I think this is a trend that will continue to be honest. With more and more pressure being applied to ISPs to 'act' on person(s) possibly infringing on copyright, they block the whole site. You could always phone and complain, but how far it'll get you with an organisation the size of BT, who knows...
20th June 2009, 07:31 PM #4
This isn't related to copyright. The IWF are in charge of child porn related lists, so if they are involved with blocking, then it is to do with the site having contained child porn.
Originally Posted by Michael
20th June 2009, 08:14 PM #5
This is just wrong! Rapidshare are a completely legal business (lawsuit?) and I use them all the time! (for sending files to publishers). I am with BT openworld at the moment and I can use it at the moment (via. rs32tg.rapidshare.com since the main rapidshare firewall is down, that's why its displaying tcp_error).
20th June 2009, 09:10 PM #6
amending pages to https works for now, also accessing it via a proxy site (you have heard of those right ) but basically if I reboot the BT box, and wait 5 minutes it will start working. I think it's my account that is being blocked, and if my ip address changes it takes the system a long old while to single me out again. Not sure if this is correct but it sure as hell looks that way.
20th June 2009, 09:14 PM #7
Tracing route to rapidshare.com [188.8.131.52]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 43 ms 99 ms 99 ms BThomehub.home [192.168.1.254]
2 333 ms 270 ms 219 ms 184.108.40.206
3 246 ms 259 ms 473 ms 220.127.116.11
4 457 ms 550 ms 704 ms 18.104.22.168
5 351 ms 353 ms 374 ms 22.214.171.124
6 436 ms 419 ms 344 ms 126.96.36.199
7 664 ms 331 ms 253 ms 188.8.131.52
8 488 ms 647 ms 790 ms core1-ge4-0-0.birmingham.ukcore.bt.net [217.32.1
9 485 ms 347 ms 193 ms 184.108.40.206
10 368 ms 185 ms 44 ms vhsaccess1-pos7-0.ealing.fixed.bt.net [194.72.9.
11 64 ms 73 ms 127 ms transit1-pos2-1.ealing.ukcore.bt.net [220.127.116.11
12 170 ms 245 ms 231 ms t2c1-ge13-0-0.uk-eal.eu.bt.net [18.104.22.168]
13 204 ms 319 ms 261 ms t2c2-p7-2.uk-eal.eu.bt.net [22.214.171.124]
14 298 ms 90 ms 66 ms 126.96.36.199
15 427 ms 380 ms 255 ms ae-31-53.ebr1.London2.Level3.net [188.8.131.52]
16 164 ms 185 ms 176 ms ae-41-41.ebr1.London1.Level3.net [184.108.40.206]
17 349 ms 280 ms 307 ms ae-100-100.ebr2.London1.Level3.net [220.127.116.11
18 192 ms 137 ms 85 ms ae-2-2.ebr2.Amsterdam1.Level3.net [18.104.22.168]
19 309 ms 277 ms 303 ms ae-1-100.ebr1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net [22.214.171.124
20 435 ms 345 ms 310 ms ae-2-2.ebr2.Dusseldorf1.Level3.net [126.96.36.199]
21 215 ms 215 ms 221 ms ae-1-100.ebr1.Dusseldorf1.Level3.net [188.8.131.52
22 409 ms 339 ms 357 ms ae-1-100.ebr1.Dusseldorf1.Level3.net [184.108.40.206
23 398 ms 320 ms 256 ms ae-2-2.ebr2.Frankfurt1.Level3.net [220.127.116.11]
24 326 ms 324 ms 342 ms ae-31-89.car1.Frankfurt1.Level3.net [18.104.22.168
25 216 ms 170 ms 186 ms ae-31-89.car1.Frankfurt1.Level3.net [22.214.171.124
26 220 ms 245 ms 324 ms rapidshare.com [126.96.36.199]
20th June 2009, 10:31 PM #8
I think im being blocked as well had to use https, bloody outrage!
21st June 2009, 04:37 AM #9
- Rep Power
Originally Posted by My220x
Hi guys, I registed to let you know how to fix this! Just be aware if you dont do this exact it wont work!
1, Start IE and start the BT hub manager by typing 192.168.1.254 into the address bar and hit enter
2, Click the settings at the top of the page and enter your password
3, Click advanced settings ( top right ) and click continue to advanced settings
4, Click A-Z and go down to FIREWALL and click it
5, Your firewall setting will be on default, change this to disabled and click apply settings
And thats it! Rapidshare works perfect again! =]
BT have now admitted that if your using a BT hub you wont be able to download from rapidshare over wireless as they have messed up their firmware update. Ethernet cable plugged in works but your have to wait 8 weeks for them to update the firmware again to allow it to be fixed ( this is drirect from BT today ) The above worked for me all day untill tonight when they updated the firmware again! morons! i now using a belkin router with no problems =]
Hope it helps you out guys
Last edited by flightboy; 21st June 2009 at 07:37 AM.
2 Thanks to flightboy:
ICT_GUY (21st June 2009), Martin (21st June 2009)
21st June 2009, 07:57 AM #10
I was starting to think it might be an issue with the BT home hub, I have never really liked it but I do like the second line and cheaper international calls.
I am off to unplug the router.
21st June 2009, 05:05 PM #11
Originally Posted by flightboy
Just why are BT doing things that can affect which web-sites (and which access methods) you visit??
You have to wonder what other little Trojans are hidden in their hardware?
21st June 2009, 05:07 PM #12
- Rep Power
Originally Posted by Martin
Could actually work to my benifit now, i spoke to a manager at BT who said if they wasnt able to fix it by next friday ( you have to give them 5 days ) they will let me off my contact and allow me to leave
Nice to see the BT workers are loyal lol tho alot just gt made redundant so!
21st June 2009, 11:00 PM #13
- Rep Power
something that has worked for me
A fix i found that works for me is:
copy these two lines in the hosts file which is located in
windows > system32 > drivers > etc
(open it with notepad by right clicking, then once entered, hit save)
hope it helps
Thanks to theunknown from:
21st June 2009, 11:25 PM #14
If that works theunknown, it looks like BT are hijacking DNS to block access. In which case you might be better off using OpenDNS or similar instead of editing the hosts file.
A fix i found that works for me is
22nd June 2009, 12:03 AM #15
- Rep Power
thanks for the advice, will have a look at that as im not entirely sure on pro's and cons of editing the host file.
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